Arpit Jalan

2 Years Of Working Remotely From India

May 16, 2016

Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.

Since last two years I have been working remotely from Jodhpur on Discourse making online communities better.

Before that I used to work at local web consulting company making PHP websites. It was a good job but I was not satisfied. I wanted to work on something ambitious, something I am passionate about.

When I found out about Discourse, I realized that it was exactly what I was looking for. A team of passionate people trying to raise the level of discourse on the Internet. The source code was unlike I have ever seen. I felt in love with the software!

I joined Discourse in May 2014 and have been working remotely ever since. These two years have been the most productive years of my life. I work from home as per my schedule and I get to work with the best people in the industry.

Being from India, remote work has been a blessing for me. I could have never imagined that I will get to work with Jeff Atwood from the comfort of my home. It’s like a dream come true. Working under the mentorship of Jeff is one of the greatest achievement in my life.

Being a remote team we get to meet once a year in Discourse World Meeting. Last year it was in Sydney. It was one of the most memorable trip of my life. Meeting my colleagues in person was an awesome experience.

sydney

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.

Remote work culture has enabled me to connect with like-minded people who are passionate to raise the level of discourse on the Internet.

I consider myself lucky that I got the opportunity to work with Discourse team, they are the best bunch of people I’ve ever met and I can’t think of anyone else I’d rather work with.